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Global Art Exchange and Modernism in Socialist China (1949-1979) - October 30, 2020
This workshop focuses on the impact of global artistic exchanges on Chinese artists during the most rigid period of Socialist China. Including presentations on Latin American and Romanian influences; impressionist and modernist-inspired underground artist groups during the Cultural Revolution; and discreet international art exhibitions in revolutionary China, the speakers dismantle the simplistic, Cold War-influenced narratives of East-West dichotomy and capitalist modernism v. socialist realism. They reveal Chinese artists’ continuing thirst for alternative aesthetic inspiration, and underscore the crucial impact of human exchanges on art and creativity in the socialist period.

Session ONE

Chair: Julia F. Andrews

Opening remark: Shengtian Zheng

- Chile, China, Cuba: A Mural and Beyond: Shengtian Zheng
- Beyond Castiglione: Post-WWII Sino-Italian Artistic Exchange: Yang Wang
- A Cancelled Graduation Exhibition: A Study on the Formation and Influence of the Romanian School in Chinese Art Education: Nan Ma
- Creating A New Era of 20th Century”: Huang Binhong (1865-1955) and Modern Art during the Cold War: Zaixin Hong
- Boundary Crossing - Ye Qianyu and Dai Ailian: Claire Roberts
- “Pictorial Diary” in the South: Tan Huamu’s Painting in the New China Period: Tao Cai
- Discussion

Note: a separate registration is required if you wish to attend Session Two (Oct 31).


Oct 30, 2020 05:00 PM in Vancouver

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